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If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (2001)

Music videos and archived footage supplement recent interviews in this documentary of ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. We follow his life from the early days in Ireland and England, through... See full summary »

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Music videos and archived footage supplement recent interviews in this documentary of ex-Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. We follow his life from the early days in Ireland and England, through his formation of - and later dismissal from - The Pogues, to his new band The Popes. Shane's family, friends, and former bandmates comment on the music, the rumors, and the alcohol. Written by sienel

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Philip Chevron: If you had issues with alcohol there was no better - trust me - there was no better place in the world to bury them and hide them in than in The Pogues.
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a warm, insightful film about a brilliant songwriter
10 May 2004 | by (new york, n.y.) – See all my reviews

if you love the music of the Pogues, you'll love this documentary. If you've never even * heard* of the Pogues- you have a real treat coming in this film. (and this from someone who's kids are older than MacGowan!)

Another plus : after seeing the honest, often moving and funny scenes

and interviews of Shane, you'll never again judge people by their appearance.

And the songs are brilliant, indescribably wonderful. "Fairytale of New York" will be a classic Christmas song, up there with "White Christmas"

(though of another world!) If you get Sundance Channel, see it while you can.


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